§ Colonel ASHLEY
asked the Pensions Minister whether he is aware that where wounded soldiers are discharged with surgical appliances, such as surgical boots, no provision is made for the time when such appliances need repair; and whether he can see his way to order that in the case of surgical boots a discharged soldier should be issued with two pairs instead of one, as at present?
§ Sir A. GRIFFITH-BOSCAWEN
In the case of surgical boots it is the practice of the Ministry to provide two pairs, but to withhold the issue of the second pair for a short time to enable it to be seen whether this style of boot provided is satisfactory. With regard to surgical appliances generally arrangements are made to effect repairs and renewals on and when they become necessary.